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N.C. State Fair Division

April 2021

Date Event
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Building Contact Info
every Sat. & Sun. 

The Raleigh Market
Each weekend, the Commercial and Education Buildings and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen, and booths.


Event Hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside grounds

919-839-4560 or click on our website for complete info:
Email us:


Hot Tub and Swim Spa Blowout
Free parking, free admission, immediate delivery available!


Event Hours
Thursday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Event Admission

Expo Center Casey Murray

Raleigh Sports Card, Memorabilia & Comic Book Show
Enjoy a large assortment of trading cards 1952-2021, vintage to moder comic books, Pokemon, hobby supplies, wax boxes, memrabilia, Funko Pops, non-sports, Marvel & DC collectibles and much more!


Event Hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Event Admission
Adults: $5
12 and under are free
Cash and Paypal accepted for admission

Holshouser Building Michael Christopher

Buy Black Market
This is a FREE ADMISSION 400 black business vendor pop-up shop weekend event catered towards empowering Black business exposure, growth and supoort. We are focused on providing an all encompassing platform to normalize Black business brand awareness with a robust make-up of diverse vendors with opportunities to shop and find those resources you've been looking for!


Event Hours
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily


Event Admission

Scott Building

Our Stop Shop


Structural Pesticides Exams


*Registration Required

Martin Building 919-733-6100

Pesticide Licensing Exams


*Registration Required

Martin Building 919-733-6100

RT School


*Registration Required

Martin Building 919-733-6100

Fairgrounds Southern Ideal Home Show
The Fairgrounds Southern Ideal Home Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire your next home project, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations from renowned local and international home professionals.


Event Hours
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Event Admission
Adults: Box Office: $12, Online: $9
Children 12 and Under: Free
Cash and credit card accepted for admission

Graham Building
Expo Center

Lupe Merino


Tar Heel Gem & Mineral Club Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Annual show featuring vendors with gems, jewelry, fossils, minerals, rough material and findings. Club areas include demonstrations of gem tree creating, precious metal wire wrapping, cabbing and faceting of stones. Purchase a geode and be the first to see inside at the Geode Booth. Silent Auction area for both children and adults. Hospitality includes a t-shirt and grab bag sales.


Event Hours
Friday: 3 - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Event Admission

Scott Building Cyndy Hummel

Unleashed's Spring Fling Dog and Cat Fundraiser
Bring the whole family, pets included, to shop local vendors, support local animal rescues & shelters, and meet adoptable dogs and cats. Participate in the largest doggie Easter Egg Hunt to win prizes and support local homeless animals (for a donation.)


Event Hours
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Event Admission

Holshouser Building,
Tobacco Pavilion,
Heritage Circle,
Upper Flower Garden Area
Kayleigh Bain

Goodguys 6th Griot's Garage North Carolina Nationals
Experience the Goodguys CPP Autocross Series timed racing featuring the “Rumble in Raleigh” Shootout competition, Swap Meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral, over 50 vendor exhibits, Model Car Show, Burnout competition, an Indoor Car Show, All American Sunday, and our Awards Presentation, American made or powered rides for our All American Sunday, including the Goolsby Custom’s Builder’s Choice Top 10 picks.


Event Hours
Friday & Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Event Admission
General Admission Friday: $22
General Admission Saturday: $22
General Admission Sunday: $17
Kids Age 7-12: $10 per day
Kids 6 and Under: Free
Credit Card, Apple Pay, Cash accepted for admission


Tickets can be purchased in advance here:


Please access the event via Trinity Road (4285 Trinity Road).
Map of Event with Trams and Layout


Event Scooters will provide the scooter rental service for this event. You can make reservations by calling 262-677-2697 or on their website by clicking here 

Fairgrounds-Wide Harry Daviess

N.C. State Fair, G. Kent Yelverton, Manager
Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010
Physical Address: 4285 Trinity Rd, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 821-7400; FAX: (919) 733-5079

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